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This week’s theme of human consumption continues with this popular Jellied Babies confectionery packaging from the late 1970s.

"It’s that time of the year when people tear unborn offspring away from incarcerated, drugged, distraught adults, paint them lurid colours, as if to mock them, then devour the helpless, would-be babies in front of the tormented parents. It’s a bit like an annual jolly pogrom…"

(via Scarfolk Council: Jellied Babies (late 1970s))

"Since the invention of the moving image in the 1890’s, British Pathé began recording every aspect of global culture and news, for the cinema. With their unique combination of information and entertainment, British Pathé’s documentaries, newsreels, serials and films changed the way the world saw itself forever.

"With its unparalleled collection of historical events and vast catalogue of changing social activity, British Pathé encompasses one of the world’s most prodigious and fascinating documents of the modern age. From fashion to warfare and sport to travel, British Pathé is the definitive source for the 20th century in moving images.

"All 85,000 newsreels are now searchable and viewable on YouTube. This equates to 3,500 hours of filmed history…"

(via)

"Remember that uncomfortable moment when Doctor Who became a story about how women destroy themselves to rescue an emotionally volatile man from his loneliness? It’s OK if you don’t; I’m going to remind you of it now…”

"Tesco has responded to accusations made by allergy campaigners that it has put an unnecessary amount of nut warnings on its products to protect the company from potential legal action…

"But sufferers complained that Tesco had added “may contain nuts” to products including ham, yoghurt, and sweet potatoes…"

oktotally:

the hero we appreciate, but not the one we need

oktotally:

the hero we appreciate, but not the one we need

Random House said on Monday that it had acquired a new collection of works by Ms. Jackson, the National Book Award-nominated author of “The Haunting of Hill House,” compiled primarily from her papers at the Library of Congress.

"The new collection, called “Garlic in Fiction,” is edited by two of Ms. Jackson’s children, Laurence Jackson Hyman and Sarah Hyman DeWitt, and includes her fiction (like the short story “Paranoia,” which was published for the first time in The New Yorker last summer), as well as drawings, lectures and works of nonfiction that previously appeared in women’s magazines of the 1940s and ’50s…

slothbabylandpirates:

We have been spending time in several make shift studios lately making all kinds of new sounds but for now keep your ear vaginas occupied with all these demo tracks….

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Welcome, new follower slothbabylandpirates!

(Everyone else, check this band out - psychedelic surf rock in that grand Cramps/Rob Zombie/Tom Waits/Great Valley/Nick Cave style, but with a spin that is all their own. Free download of a demo album that I’ve had spinning all afternoon. Praise “Bob” and Bless the Internet.)

(via slothbabylandpirates)

General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it in online communities like Facebook, enter a company-sponsored sweepstakes or contest or interact with it in a variety of other ways…”